Someone live-tweeted Mike Brown’s murder. Read Bottom-up.
TW: POLICE BRUTALITY
I know the Brown family asked to not have his image used, but because this was the stream of conscious/presence sense impression of someone who will undoubtedly be a witness in this case, I thought it was important to show the photo and his proximity to what happened.
Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou | Demoiselles de Porto-Novo
Existing within the faded walls of a family home at the centre of one city’s complex history, these are the Demoiselles de Porto Novo.
As the title would suggest, the solitary figure within these images are of young women from the port city, and former capital of French Dahomey. Demoiselles de Porto-Novo the portraiture series, is part of a broader body of work and project entitled Citizens of Port-Novo by Beninois photographer Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou.
SOURCE | ANOTHERAFRICA.NET
Images courtesy of Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou and Jack Bell Gallery. All rights reserved.
Museum for African Art Scales Back Construction Plans
The new Museum for African Art, which was originally scheduled to open on New York’s Museum Mile at Fifth Avenue and 110th Street in 2009, has announced plans to dramatically scale back its construction plans in order meet budgetary shortfalls, reports the New York Times.
Once budgeted at $135 million, the project now stands to spend a more modest $95 million, and has eliminated pricey features such as a curved ceiling of rare wood imported from Ghana (it will be replaced with polished concrete), a spiraling staircase, and a classical theater and restaurant. The institution sought to sell naming rights to its new building for $50 million, but found no takers.
Afro Taino - by Gaba LPL HD Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The Amazing Spider-Man #26, July 1965, cover by Steve Ditko and Stan Goldberg
Taking a poll. Should we leak the full length trailer early or naw? REBLOG for (yes).
Flora Gomes: Post-Colonial Cinema in Guinea-Bissau
‘Whenever Africa is spoken about or depicted, it is always in terms of the aid we receive, war, people dying of starvation, sick people… I want people to see our Africa, the Africa of my dreams, the Africa that I love’ - Flora Gomes
Today’s (a bit more than a) warm-up, ,my take on the All-New Captain America - 1h 15